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Old 07-11-2004, 05:30 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Well I have not gotten much response to my other thread, hint, hint!
So I decided I had some other questions! I do not do NFP, but am interested in it, but that is a whole other topic I will have to research at another time! I can't believe I am posting about this...but here I go...I guess it started about a week and a half ago I noticed about a 6-8 inch long string of clear-white mucous when I was going to the bathroom! I though it was weird, since I have never noticed this before now. This happened for a few days and then stopped and now a week in a half later it happened again this morning! Now I will say we did have sex last night, however the other times we had not had sex. What is this? Should I be concerned? Should I go to the doctor? When it first happened I thought this must be that "fertile mucous" I have heard about, but now I don't know what to think?": Thanks for any insight!!! I hope I have not totally grossed everyone out!

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Sounds like the first time you got egg white cervical mucus. Which is fertile type stuff. This latest "batch" could possibly be leftovers from sex the night before.

I would highly recommend picking up a copy of Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler. An excellent book and will answer most ofy our questions!!

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Thanks! I am hoping we may have conceived about 10 days ago! ? I guess I will find out in the next few days! I will have to look into that book, especially if we are not pregnant. I would like to try NFP! Will keep you posted!:

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Semen doesn't stretch- this sounds like egg white cervical fluid to me, the most fertile. If you're TTC, now is the time to : - once it dries up you won't be fertile until after your period.

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Well girls, I took a pregnancy test this morning and...WAHOO! I got the very faintest line, but my other two pregnancies started off with very faint lines as well. I have never had a false positive before so I am hoping I really am pregnant!: I can't believe it, I'm so excited!: I'm going to test again in two days, if I can wait that long, ha ha,:LOL and hope for a darker line! Do you think you get a better result first thing in the morning or does it really matter? I think I may have to get Ina May's book now instead of Taking Charge of Your Fertility!:LOL Thanks again!

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Congrats. Pregnancy can increase your mucous. It could have been semen too, you can always put it in water to check. Semen will dissolve and mucous will ball up.
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